DO LIPIDS REALLY ADD ON THE CALORIES AND WEIGHT?
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Lipids supply 9 calories per gram; carbohydrates and proteins supply only 4 calories per gram
The balanced diet requires 50% carbohydrates, 30-40% proteins and 15-20% lipids.
If the carbohydrate intake is based on refined foods, they will actually increase the need for insulin, and excess insulin is a cause for increased storage of body fats.
Protein foods on their own are less likely to increase body weight, unless they are taken with added fats and oils. Excess protein can be stored as fat or used for energy, but it is not a clean-burning energy fuel, as it produces harmful ammonia during conversion into energy.
The 15-20% daily intake for lipids includes all those added fats and oils in the diet from cooking, processed foods and the actual fat content in the foods consumed.
It is very easy to obtain excess fats and associated calories from the diet, especially if the diet does not include the recommended 75% fresh foods with 25% cooked food formula. Added fats make a meal or snack food more tasty, and that can easily result in excess consumption. Also, cooked foods lack numerous nutrients that control fat metabolism
Don’t let the cooked foods take over your diet, keep ship shape naturally!
Regular exercise is also the key to natural weight control.
NOTE: d.v. refers to the daily value for women 25-50 years, refer to RDI chart for adult male and child values.
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